The Podcast

Here are the past episodes of The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Podcast.

This podcast was originally created for those people who own the songbook, for those considering buying the songbook, or for those who just want to hear my music.

I’ve been very encouraged by all the people who’ve asked me to make a CD, however I chose this format because it allows me to get audio versions of the songs out into the world all the more quickly. 

Admittedly, the sound quality is not even close to that of a professional recording. These podcasts were taped in my NY apartment, so they are quite lo-fi, laid back, informal. There are mistakes. You can hear page-turning, passing sirens, etc. But hopefully, you can also catch the words and melodies.

Enjoy!

Warning: some episodes contain explicit language. 

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  • The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Podcast

    • At Sea – sung by Santino Fontana

      At Sea – sung by Santino Fontana

      Special Episode #12: In anticipation of the upcoming release of the cast recording of Encores Off Center’s production of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater starring Santino Fontana, I bring you a …
    • Nothing’s Gonna Change – sung by Carmen Cusack

      Nothing’s Gonna Change – sung by Carmen Cusack

      Special Episode #11: Five years later!! Here I am again with a new podcast episode and an extra special guest star, THE bright star of Bright Star, Carmen Cusack! Carmen exploded …
    • “Mayday! M’Aider!” – sung by Michael Winther

      “Mayday! M’Aider!” – sung by Michael Winther

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #12 (May): It’s the final installment of my yearlong song cycle! I did it! And I have the perfect guest with whom to complete the …
    • “There Has to Be a Reason” – sung by Dee Hoty

      “There Has to Be a Reason” – sung by Dee Hoty

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #11 (April): Remember last month when I said I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 50th podcast episode? Well, I’d say I hit …
    • “March Hair” – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      “March Hair” – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #10 (March): As you might have noticed, this month I give new meaning to the concept of waiting until the last minute. I’m literally recording, …
    • “Double-Whammy Birthday” – sung by Dee Roscioli

      “Double-Whammy Birthday” – sung by Dee Roscioli

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #9 (February): I’ve been a big fan of Dee Roscioli‘s from the minute I laid eyes on her at the meet-and-greet for the 2010 24-Hour …
    • “This Will Be the Year” – sung by Courtney Balan

      “This Will Be the Year” – sung by Courtney Balan

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #8 (January): January… all about new beginnings, right? Well then, isn’t it appropriate that my first special guest of the new year is my new …
    • “Christmas in New York” – sung by Mick Bleyer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Gaelen Gilliland, and Sierra Rein

      “Christmas in New York” – sung by Mick Bleyer, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Gaelen Gilliland, and Sierra Rein

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #7 (December): Remember back in the day when the holiday season would bring all kinds of special episodes of TV shows or even better, all …
    • “The Fifth of November” – sung by Billy Porter

      “The Fifth of November” – sung by Billy Porter

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #6 (November): Look who I got for this month’s episode: Ghetto Superstar Billy Porter! Billy has been a friend since the early days, and it …
    • “Welcome to My Apartment” – sung by Julia Murney

      “Welcome to My Apartment” – sung by Julia Murney

      Warning: ADULT SEXUAL CONTENT in this episode OK, you’re been warned. Month Upon a Time, Episode #5 (October): For a podcast that avoids repeat guests, I sure do a lot …
    • “Benny Go Home” – sung by Alysha Umphress

      “Benny Go Home” – sung by Alysha Umphress

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #4 (September): The last time she made a guest appearance on this podcast, Alysha Umphress was just getting her feet wet in the New York …
    • “Burning Man” – sung by Brooks Ashmanskas

      “Burning Man” – sung by Brooks Ashmanskas

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #3 (August): How does one find words to describe the force of nature that is Brooks Ashmanskas? “Funny,” “outrageous,” “fearless” – they just don’t seem …
    • “Pure Acceptance” – sung by Helen Slater

      “Pure Acceptance” – sung by Helen Slater

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #2 (July): I know this probably isn’t a big deal to most tech-savvy people, but I’m feeling very 21st Century announcing this, my first virtual …
    • Drink My Way – sung by Kate Wetherhead

      Drink My Way – sung by Kate Wetherhead

      Month Upon a Time, Episode #1 (June): It’s opening night of my new podcast series/song-cycle, Month Upon a Time! And I’m thrilled to have the super-talented Kate Wetherhead on the …
    • Just Because – sung by Gillian Goldberg

      Just Because – sung by Gillian Goldberg

      Special Episode #10: Look who’s blown back into podcastville! I’ve come around again, and this time, I’ve brought a special guest – I’m so happy to introduce the young and …
    • Touched – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Touched – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Special Episode #9: Here’s something you don’t come across everyday: a song commissioned for a cancer event. Through my association with Amy Southerland of AWOL (aka Artists WithOut Limits, producers …
    • Valentine – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Valentine – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Special Episode #8: It’s the day before Valentines Day, and I thought I’d offer up this little musical “Valentine,” even in the wake of the performance of Anti-Valentines, the 24 …
    • My Heart Was Set on You – sung by Sutton Foster

      My Heart Was Set on You – sung by Sutton Foster

      Special Episode #7: It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these episodes that I omitted a word from my intro! (Did anyone catch it?) I’m thrilled to welcome …
    • The Core of Ponte – sung by Kate Shindle

      The Core of Ponte – sung by Kate Shindle

      Special Episode #6: Kate Shindle may have come to our attention first as Miss America 1998, but she has clearly staked out a place of her own in the musical …
    • My Time with You – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      My Time with You – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Special Episode #5: I had so much to talk about that I simply HAD to do a new episode. Tune in to hear all about my upcoming UK concert “tour, …
    • I Burn – sung by Donna Lynne Champlin

      I Burn – sung by Donna Lynne Champlin

      Special Episode #4: I’m so thrilled to add Donna Lynne Champlin to my list of special guest stars, first at my Birdland concert in November, and now on the podcast. …
    • Why Can’t I Kiss You? – sung by Jose Llana

      Why Can’t I Kiss You? – sung by Jose Llana

      Special Episode #3: After a long break, I’m back! Last month, I finally got to meet Jose Llana at, of all places, Broadway Idol. (He was there as a judge, …
    • Vonce – sung by Michael McElroy

      Vonce – sung by Michael McElroy

      Special Episode #2: I’m so thrilled to be joined today by the uber-talented and outrageously foxy Michael McElroy. You probably remember his stand-out, Tony-nominated performance as Jim in the Deaf …
    • Man in the Moon – sung by Nancy Anderson

      Man in the Moon – sung by Nancy Anderson

      Special Episode #1: When I decided I wanted to use “Man in the Moon” for a *special* podcast episode, it came to me in about a millisecond who HAD to …
    • Giving Thanks – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Giving Thanks – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Bonus Episode #9: Wow, I can’t believe this is the last episode! Doing this podcast has been such a wonderful experience for me. I’ve had the great privilege of hearing …
    • Lament – sung by Megan Mullally

      Lament – sung by Megan Mullally

      Episode #20: I can’t imagine a better person to have as my final special guest star than the super-special star of TV’s Will and Grace, Megan Mullally. Megan and I …
    • When It Comes to You – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      When It Comes to You – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Bonus Episode #8: Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the podcast! When I started this bad boy, it seemed like such a long road ahead of me, …
    • My Book – sung by Carolee Carmello

      My Book – sung by Carolee Carmello

      Episode #19: Carolee Carmello wouldn’t let me gush about her on the podcast as much as I wanted, so I’m going to have to do it here! Carolee and I …
    • I Think – sung by Rita Gardner

      I Think – sung by Rita Gardner

      Bonus Episode #7: 46 years ago this month, Rita Gardner was opening as Luisa in The Fantasticks, a then unknown Off-Broadway musical. Could she ever have imagined at the time …
    • Walking the Wrong Way – sung by Marin Mazzie

      Walking the Wrong Way – sung by Marin Mazzie

      Episode #18: Marin Mazzie has established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies, and it’s easy to see why: with her rangy and beautiful voice, her serious acting chops, …
    • You’re Not Perfect Anymore – sung by Alysha Umphress

      You’re Not Perfect Anymore – sung by Alysha Umphress

      Bonus Episode #6: Hey everybody, it’s time for another episode celebrating Raw Impressions! This organization enables artists to produce new projects VERY quickly, which is how I met my lovely …
    • Vouloir – played by Peter Sachon

      Vouloir – played by Peter Sachon

      Bonus Episode #5: If Yo Yo Ma is the cello star of the classical world, I’m going to say that Peter Sachon is the cello star of the musical theatre …
    • He’ll Never Get What I Do – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      He’ll Never Get What I Do – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Bonus Episode #4: I warned you that there’d be a few bonus episodes coming up…. This week it’s “He’ll Never Get What I Do”, written for a musical entitled Hush, …
    • P.A.’s Turn – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      P.A.’s Turn – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Bonus Episode #3: Stalling… stalling…. There are only three more songbook songs left! And the amazing singers who are scheduled to record them aren’t available for a spell, so it’s …
    • Moving Right Along (Women’s Version) – sung by Ruth Gottschall and Mary Testa

      Moving Right Along (Women’s Version) – sung by Ruth Gottschall and Mary Testa

        Episode #17: Twice the talent, twice the laughs, twice as long! But when you’re in the room with Ruth Gottschall and Mary Testa, you just don’t want to leave! …
    • The Spring and the Fall – sung by Kelli O’Hara

      The Spring and the Fall – sung by Kelli O’Hara

      Episode #16: I’m gay and even I have a crush on Kelli O’Hara, the dreamy, creamy-voiced Broadway “Babe.” For the past six years, she has been accumulating street cred with …
    • Another Guy – sung by Jenn Colella

      Another Guy – sung by Jenn Colella

      Episode #15: Jenn Colella gives new meaning to the word “irresistible.” The second I laid eyes on her, I fell hard, and the love affair continues. I daresay that goes …
    • The Philosopher – sung by Emily Skinner

      The Philosopher – sung by Emily Skinner

      Episode #14: Well, it was only a matter of time before I dragged my friend Emily Skinner onto this podcast. Emily has all my favorite actor-ingredients: a boundless and beautiful …
    • All Because of You – sung by Sally Mayes

      All Because of You – sung by Sally Mayes

      Episode #13: Howdy! I’m so excited to be reunited with the great Sally Mayes on this week’s episode. It was Sally who gave birth to my first Broadway song-baby (Is …
    • Freefall – sung by Becca Ayers, Joe Cassidy, Jessica Grové, and David Perlman

      Freefall – sung by Becca Ayers, Joe Cassidy, Jessica Grové, and David Perlman

      Clockwise from top left: Becca Ayers, Joe Cassidy, Jessica Grové, David Perlman Bonus Episode #2: Yes, it’s another “very special episode” – a song… well, songs really… that are NOT …
    • Time Does Not Bring Relief – sung by Sutton Foster

      Time Does Not Bring Relief – sung by Sutton Foster

      Episode #12: It is impossible to ignore the sparkle that is Sutton Foster. If you’ve ever seen her onstage or heard her sing, you must be as dazzled and as …
    • Lovely Lies – sung by Rebecca Luker

      Lovely Lies – sung by Rebecca Luker

      Bonus Episode #1: Becca’s back! I’ve made it a policy to avoid repeat guest appearances, but I had to make an exception for Rebecca Luker: a) because she was my …
    • Departure – sung by Judy Kuhn

      Departure – sung by Judy Kuhn

      Episode #11: Judy Kuhn can do (and has done) it all! She’s a legit soprano (Cosette in Les Miserables), she’s a classic musical theatre leading lady (She Loves Me), she’s …
    • Take the Filter Off – sung by Julia Murney

      Take the Filter Off – sung by Julia Murney

      Episode #10: Until this year, Julia Murney was the biggest Broadway musical theatre star to have never actually appeared on Broadway. As we all know, that distinction was dashed with …
    • Toll – sung by Celia Keenan-Bolger

      Toll – sung by Celia Keenan-Bolger

      Episode #9: Celia Keenan-Bolger is Broadway’s newest “it” girl, and if you’ve seen her perform, you know why. Yes, she has a great voice, but she also brings enormous charm, …
    • Recuerdo – sung by Liz Callaway and Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Recuerdo – sung by Liz Callaway and Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Episode #8: Singing with Liz Callaway is literally a dream-come-true for me. Ever since I first heard her spectacular voice on the Baby cast recording, I have marveled at the …
    • Moving Right Along – sung by Ryan Perry and Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Moving Right Along – sung by Ryan Perry and Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Episode #7: So you’ve been wondering why that explicit rating has been hovering over this podcast? Finally! Here it is: one of two songs in the book with dirty words …
    • It’ll Work for You – sung by Judy Blazer

      It’ll Work for You – sung by Judy Blazer

      Episode #6: How did I get so lucky to have such talented friends?? This week, it’s the remarkable Judy Blazer, who stopped by after a day of rehearsing for Michael …
    • I Won’t Mind – sung by Victoria Clark

      I Won’t Mind – sung by Victoria Clark

      Episode #5: Look who came over this week! Victoria Clark, “the most talented person in the world,” and this year’s Tony winner for her spectacular performance in my favorite new …
    • I’m Free – sung by Sally Wilfert

      I’m Free – sung by Sally Wilfert

      Episode #4: Hooray!! Another special guest star, this time the amazing Sally Wilfert (Assassins, Tom Sawyer, King David), who sings “I’m Free,” from the one-act musical, Precious Little Jewel, with …
    • Independence Day – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Independence Day – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Episode #3: Jeff sings “Independence Day,” the songbook’s sole pop song. Recorded on 12/26/05. Also, listen for Jeff’s celebrity pop singer impersonation…. Happy New Year! For more info about the …
    • Hold My Hand – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Hold My Hand – sung by Jeff Blumenkrantz

      Episode #2: Jeff sings “Hold My Hand.” Recorded on 12/13/05. (N.B. The sound quality of the original recording was unsatisfactory so I rerecorded the song on 6/24/06.) Note: there will …
    • Love Is Not All – sung by Rebecca Luker

      Love Is Not All – sung by Rebecca Luker

      Episode #1: For this first installment, I somehow cajoled Broadway songbird, Rebecca Luker (The Music Man, Showboat, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden), to sing “Love Is Not All,” …